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Effects of alcohol before and after aesthetic surgeries with Botox 

Effects of alcohol before and after aesthetic surgeries with Botox 

Effects of alcohol before and after aesthetic surgeries with Botox 


According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Botox injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure internationally. In 2016, more than 7 million people turned to botulinum toxin treatments for cosmetic purposes. 

If you’re considering an anti-aging treatment to help improve the appearance of your skin and combat any fine lines and wrinkles, then Botox anti-wrinkle injections could be the procedure you’re looking for. If you already have an appointment for this procedure, you should know that certain aspects should be taken into account before and after the Botox injection; one of the most important is alcohol consumption! 

Avoiding alcohol before treatment… 

It is proven that people, after drinking alcohol, usually bleed more easily than those who did not drink alcohol. This is also the reason why it is advisable not to consume alcohol before getting a tattoo. The same applies here with your botox procedure, as before and after the treatment it is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol. Ideally, this should be at least 24 hours before the procedure. But if you can avoid it for the entire week, even better! 

Alcohol is a vasodilator, which means it stimulates the relaxation and expansion of blood vessels. This widening of blood vessels increases blood flow throughout the body, including near the surface of the skin. Alcohol also causes fluid retention which, in turn, can increase the risk of developing post-procedure bruising and swelling. A very small puncture, which would not usually leave a mark, is more likely to bruise if you drank alcohol a few hours before the surgery. This is mainly because small blood vessels are more prone to rupture, thus creating bruises. 

After botox treatment the patient should enjoy the results of the treatment instead of worrying about when the bruises will start to disappear or having to hide their face for days due to bruising. For this reason, most doctors recommend avoiding the consumption of alcohol before and after Botox treatment, to ensure the success of the procedure, but also the least possible discomfort for the patient during the injection. 

Effects of alcohol before and after aesthetic surgeries with Botox 

Another unwanted side effect of alcohol consumption that patients may experience is dry and dehydrated skin. This is especially common in patients who drink alcohol excessively. Dry skin can lead to cracking, so if you’re scheduled for a Botox procedure, dry, cracked skin will only hinder or further delay the final results. Scheduling a botox procedure is to improve the appearance of the skin and rejuvenate the patient’s appearance, and for the best results, make sure you follow all the steps recommended by the specialist. 

Avoiding alcohol after treatment… 

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There is no very clear time when you can start drinking alcohol after treatment, but it is generally advisable to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for the first 6 hours after treatment, and preferably for the first 2 days, to it ensures that the botox settles properly and the skin will not be dry and dehydrated in the next period. 

If the patient did not follow the doctor’s instructions, he will face bruises that will require a longer recovery time, and the need to hide the treated area either with foundation or with hats or caps (in case of fading wrinkles from forehead level). 

Did you know that some of the side effects of Botox are dizziness or drowsiness? These effects can worsen if the patient does not follow the doctor’s instructions and consumes. alcohol after the procedure. For this reason, it is recommended to avoid these drinks in the first days after the intervention. After all…beauty requires sacrifice, right?  

The good news… 

The good news is that after all this short period of abstinence, your face will look younger and brighter, and you’ll be ready to glow at any time of the day or night!